Steve Strange RIP (28th May 1959 – 12th Feb 2015)
We are extremely saddened to announce that Steve Strange died at 11.15 local time on
Thursday 12th February 2015, in Sharm El Sheik International Hospital, Egypt. Steve died
in his sleep, of Heart Failure. Steve's family, band members and friends are all
distraught at this sudden news of his untimely death. Steve's family request privacy
at this extremely difficult time.
Clouds Of Gold, Take Life And Fly
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Spandau Ballet receive PRS for Music Heritage Award
Rusty Egan celebrating with the boys from Spandau Ballet as they receive their PRS for Music Heritage award at the legendary Blitz Club in London's Soho.
Spandau Ballet unveiled a plaque in front of special guests at the site of their first gig in 1979, The Blitz Club! Gary Kemp said at the presentation: "We are honoured to have received this award from PRS for Music. The Blitz was an incredible melting pot of music, fashion and creativity.
"It's not just Spandau Ballet that owe our career to that place at that moment in time. Musical icons such as Chris Blackwell and David Bowie all came to The Blitz to check out what was going on, the place was that important."
PRS chair, Guy Fletcher said: "It is an honour to present Spandau Ballet with the PRS for Music Heritage Award today, at what was truly their birthplace. The Blitz Club was the beating heart of the New Romantics movement that propelled some of British music's most successful artists to stardom.
"Spandau Ballet are currently riding a fresh wave with the release of their new album and film, and it's very fitting that we should bring it all back to where it began today - what a story."
The PRS for Music Heritage Award was established in 2009, recognising important live music venues where artists launched their careers.
Sir Elton John, Blur, Soul II Soul, Faithless and Queen are previous recipients.